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As eight children sat around a table at East Side House waiting for snacks they played a game of call-and-response.

“Vegetables,” shouted Aaren Kokubun, the group leader.

“Go!” screamed the children.

“Cake,” Kokubun shouted. “Whoa!” came the answer.

The children are participating in a program designed to convince families who live in a community where fast food eateries outnumber playgrounds that they should eat their vegetables and should exercise every day.

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